|Fall 2003||Vol. XVIII, No.3|
Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail - email@example.com
A review of research on energy medicine, spiritual healing, and intentional mental effort as an approach to illness. Areas covered include: the health impact of religious and spiritual practices, the power of healing prayer, research on mind-matter interactions, direct mental influence on living systems, bioenergy healing methods, Qigong clinical studies, therapeutic effects of music, and the impact of healing in a clinical setting.
PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST: Designing and Practicing Patient-Centered Care. Editors: Susan B. Frampton, Laura Gilpin, Patrick A. Charmel. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2003. W 84.5 P993 2003
A guide to patient-centered care and its implementation within any conventional health care organization. The book outlines methods for creating healing environments by applying the Planetree Institute model to larger issues of health care delivery such as managed care, workforce shortages, patients' right-to-know legislation, and hospital marketing and branding efforts.
This book asks the question: do places make a difference to people's health and well-being, over and above an individual's health behavior choices? The authors call upon social epidemiologists, sociologists, demographers, and medical geographers and clinicians in answering the question in the affirmative. They present theories, methods, and empirical evidence linking neighborhood conditions to population health, with implications for public policies which need to be formed around developing health promotion interventions directed at places as well as people.
EYE: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease. Author:
Jonathan A. Edlow. New Haven: Yale University Press, c2003. WC 406 E23b
HUNTING THE 1918 FLU: One Scientist's Search for a Killer Virus. Author: Kirsty Duncan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2003. WC 515 K82f 2003
is a description of a medical project to discover the genetic code of
the 1918 Spanish influenza virus from tissues in miners' bodies exhumed
from the frozen earth of Svalbard, Norway. In the process, concerns are
raised regarding public health preparedness for the next infectious disease
emergency, and ethical questions are debated regarding the practice of
science and the rights of subjects, both living and dead.
THE DOUBLE-EDGED HELIX: Social Implications of Genetics in a Diverse Society. Edited by Joseph S. Alper... [et al.]. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. QH 438.7 D727 2002
the impact of genetic research on contemporary social life through an
examination of such questions as: Do our genes determine the course of
our lives? How much of our personalities, abilities, and accomplishments
are inborn, and how much do we control? How important is the sequencing
of the human genome? Should prenatal diagnosis and selective abortion
be used for disability prevention? Is there a "gay-gene"? There
are also chapters devoted to distinct populations, such as advocacy groups,
African Americans, and women.
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